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Listen: Austin Brown Premieres New Single “Smile”

Once in a while a song comes along that no matter how many times you hear it, your mood is affected for the better.  Whether it just gives you a warm feeling, or causes you to think of something or someone that brings you joy, these types of records are immediately timeless.

Dedicated fans of artist/producer Austin Brown will know it’s been a long time coming, but today (June 1), the California native has officially released his anticipated single, “Smile.”

Minimalist and acoustic based, the heartfelt song drives right to the core of love and pure affection. Brown’s vocals reverberate perfectly over the strings and finger snaps, while his coos give musical frisson.

Austin opens the record saying, “I’m getting her back,” before reminiscing over his love for an ex, and how he is completely still consumed by making her happy.

“I feel like every show you’re right here / See you in the corner of my eye,” he sings. “Girl you make me feel so good, I just want to live up on the stage / Let me sing to you, I love to see you smile.”

Sharing some insight into his inspiration for the song, Austin Brown told ThisisRnB, “‘Smile’ is about coming to grips with a love lost, closure with hope of a reunion. There’s never a chance real love will be gone forever, but you can look back and be happy for the times you had. With a guitar and mic to tell the story.”

“Smile” is the first release off Brown’s forthcoming Acoustic Sessions EP, which is due out this summer. Take a listen below, and pick it up on iTunes now.

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New Music: Austin Brown – Flow


Austin Brown has been busy working on his recently revealed new project CaliYork with DJ Tony Touch, but in between those releases, the singer/songwriter/producer has dropped off something new for fans.

On Monday (Oct. 24), Brown posted a smooth, sultry song to his Soundcloud, titled “Flow.”  Melodic and relaxing vibes emulate the production, as he softly sings out to a lover that they need to just “go with the flow.”

“Living in your hair, we’re living in my bed / Where would you be instead?” he sings.

Take a moment and go with the ‘flow’ below.

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Listen: Austin Brown Releases Debut ‘Caliyork’ Single “Show Up At My Place”


Austin Brown is back!!!

It feels like forever, but the talented artist/musician kicks off his return with the debut single from his surprise new project ‘Caliyork‘ with legendary DJ Tony Touch.

The concept of the project was inspired by Tony’s underground NYC parties and revisiting the vibes of the ’90s. Austin brings his own Cali roots to funky east coast grooves provided by the infamous mixtape DJ.

The lead single, “Show Up At My Place” will transport you to a certain place in your own memories of feel-good times as they cohesively combine for a sexy, infectious jam. Austin delivers multiple inspired melodies that will keep you fully immersed in the groove.

“I wonder why, when it’s 3 o’clock at night / And if you’ll call me back or will you call me back, or will you show up at my place,” sings Brown. Tony comes through with an incredible break-beat breakdown midway through dropping some ill scratches and vocal samples.

If this is the sound of Caliyork we are super excited to hear the full project, which is due out in early 2017.

Take a listen to “Show Up At My Place” below, and if you’re feeling it you can pick up the single on iTunes now.

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New Music: Austin Brown – Imagine Me

Austin Brown Love of the Green

Austin Brown returns with a mellow vibe for this beautiful spring Monday.

Currently working on the anticipated follow-up to his stellar debut Highway 85, the talented artist gives fans something to hold onto as they patiently wait, with the smooth “Imagine Me.”  Over a bed of soft keys and strings, Austin reminisces over a lost relationship as he lets music be his remedy.

“What did I do, for you or us to give up / How will I know, if right now is goodbye to love,” he sings.

This one will have you in your feelings!

Take a listen below:

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New Music: Austin Brown – Love of The Green

Austin Brown Love of the Green

Austin Brown has been logging some serious studio time as he works on his next project. While he puts the finishing touches on it, the singer/songwriter has answered fan requests for something new with “Love of the Green.”

Over a snappy track with an old school jazz groove, Brown proposes a new life style that isn’t controlled by the ole mighty dollar.

“This is a new generation, we need a new demonstration / This is an old reputation, of a man’s dedication,” he sings.

Speaking about the random release Austin says: “Fans have been pressing me on new music and it’s been a long time since I dropped anything. Almost done with the new album but this vibe is an art statement. We played everything live and it’s a mix of jazz, soul, and rock n roll. Like early little Richard / James brown funk rock n roll.”

Take a listen below, and stay tuned for much more from Austin soon!

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Austin Brown Q&A with Billboard at Sundance


Emerging artist Austin Brown was one of the many singers and musicians who descended on Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival this weekend. He paid a visit to the Billboard and Sonos lounge for a quick Q&A prior to a performance.

Austin spoke about his favorite part of being in and around the music business for most of his life, what fans should expect from his next album, and the best advice he received from his iconic uncle.

Watch the interview below:

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Bobby V, Ro James, Austin Brown, Mateo, Adrian Marcel & Curtis Fields Perform at BET Music Matters Concert


It was another great night for R&B in New York City on Tuesday, as BET held their end of the year Music Matters concert at SOB’s. The monthly showcase put together an excellent lineup for their last show of 2013, featuring many of R&B’s best emerging male artists.

Opening the show was singer/musician Curtis Fields, who was introduced to many with his performance at this years BET Awards. Curtis showed off his vocal talent and impressive gimmick of playing the guitar off an app on his iPhone. Next up was Bay Area native Adrian Marcel who wowed the audience with his vocal performance and stage presence, performing fan favorites off his debut mixtape ‘7 Days of Weak.’ Following third was SOB’s regular Mateo, who once again sang his heart out and played keys, closing with his latest single “How Good Is Your Love,” which is currently on the countdown of 106 & Park.

The tempo of the evening was brought up when Austin Brown and his incredible band were introduced to the stage, delivering another roaring,  high-energy set of covers and songs from his 2012 mixtape ‘Highway 85.’ The second to last act was none other than Ro James, who has also become a stable at SOB’s, and put on one of his best performances, keeping it tight Ro had the entire room singing along to his anthem “Pledge Allegiance.”

Closing out the evening was R&B star Bobby V, who just released his impressive new EP ‘Peach Moon,’ featuring a new sound for the singer, which features all live instruments. Bobby being a seasoned performer with a catalog of many hits, reminded many why he is still a sought after artist, and in addition to his classics performed new tracks off ‘Peach Moon’ project, and showcased his skills at the keys.

The evening of great R&B was also co-hosted by platinum hitmaker and artist Rico Love, who has been seeing success with his own new single “They Don’t Know.” Check out our exclusive photos below:

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Austin Brown Talks Music & Art in Budweiser Video

Austin Brown continues to build his name and brand of authentic artistry. The eclectic singer/songwriter recently relocated to NYC from L.A., and landed a Budweiser’s radar, who shot this special video interview piece, giving fans and new listeners a look into his art, performance style, lessons from his family, and reasons for his move to New York City.

Austin is currently working on his next album. Check out the video, and stay tuned!

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